Searching for alternatives amid stalled nuclear talks with the U.S., North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday on the eve of his meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
The meeting, the first between a Russian and North Korean head of state since 2011,...
If the BJP’s 2014 election campaign was marked by a narrative of hope, aspiration and change, its 2019 counterpart has been angry and polarising
The threat of a challenge to Theresa May’s position as Conservative leader has been lifted at least until December.
Pentagon confirms North Korea test launch — Haspel praises Trump’s handling of North Korea, but warns on Iran and Russia
One senior minister said leaking from the security council - the "holy of holies" - was extraordinary.
It’s election season in India and the winds of hip-hop are blowing through the country’s political system as parties battle it out to entice some of the nation’s 85 million first-time voters.With more than half of India’s population under the age of 25, rap has emerged as a universal language that politicians hope to use in their attempts to converse with the younger generation.That’s doubly true given the recent increases in campaign spending. Incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya…
Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly backed constitutional changes that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi’s rule extended to 2030, the electoral board said.National Election Authority head Lashin Ibrahim said that 88.83 per cent voted “yes” in a referendum on the amendments, with 11.17 per cent voting “no”.The three-day vote took place “in a democratic climate powered by freedom”, he added.Sisi took to Twitter soon after the results were announced to thank his fellow citizens “who dazzled…
President Vladimir Putin Wednesday signed a decree making it easier for people living in eastern Ukraine's separatist territories to obtain a Russian passport.
France is to hold its first “national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide” on Wednesday in a move that has already angered Turkey which has denounced French President Emmanuel Macron over the decision.Troops from the Ottoman Empire – which preceded modern-day Turkey – were responsible for massacres and forced deportations of Armenians from 1915, but Turkey has always denied that the mass killings amounted to genocide.France was the first European country to recognise the massacres as…
Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry
The crime of “obstruction of justice” is familiar to many because it drove the impeachment proceedings of two presidents.
President Nixon resigned when he faced impeachment for obstructing justice by covering up the White House role in the break-in at the Watergate offices of the Democratic National...
Suzanne Farrell, right, the originator of the lead role in Balanchine’s “Diamonds,” shows Sara Mearns a move at a New York City Ballet studio.
The election campaign for Indonesia's next president has been dominated by the role of political Islam. Experts say the young voters, who comprise a big chunk of the electorate, are in support of conservative Islam.
City Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr. of the Bronx saw his committee dissolved after he said that the Council was “controlled by the homosexual community.”
Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League table after a less than convincing 1-0 victory over Spurs. After Wednesday's dramatic Champions League exit it was a game of fewer chances and drama, despite Kyle Walker nearly giving away a penalty for handball. Phil Foden scored the opening goal in the fifth minute with a header that puts City just one point ahead of Liverpool. Klopp's side travel to Cardiff on Sunday Continue reading...
British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China's Huawei to help build a 5G network, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.
• United manager claims City foul early to avoid yellow cards
• Guardiola says opposite number might be trying to sway referee
Pep Guardiola has reacted to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s suggestion that Manchester City’s players will push the boundaries in Wednesday’s derby and accused the United manager of trying to influence the referee.
Solskjær’s belief is that City will press hard at Old Trafford and foul United high up the pitch because there is less chance of them being booked for misdemeanours in those areas. “You don’t get the yellow cards [there], do you? But that’s just because they commit so many players forward and you can clearly see that they’ve got them in that mould of trying to win the ball back, and they do make fouls,” the United manager said. Continue reading...
Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said on April 23, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising.
Jail terms of up to 16 months for four of nine Occupy leaders have divided Hong Kong’s legal and political sectors, with some finding the penalties too soft and others seeing them as overly harsh.Foreign diplomats in Hong Kong, meanwhile, voiced concern over Hongkongers’ freedoms of speech and assembly in light of the jailings.At West Kowloon Court on Wednesday, the three co-founders of the 2014 Occupy movement – Benny Tai Yiu-ting, 54, Dr Chan Kin-man, 60, and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, 75 – were…
The election of a TV comedian as president shows not only a mass rejection of a political elite but a deep demand for clean governance in a nation low on trust.
Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg's attacks on Vice President Pence have again raised claims that the vice president once backed "conversion therapy."
Mr. Kim is the first North Korean leader to travel to Russia since his father, Kim Jong-il, visited the country in 2011.
A trip to Lod during the Muslim month of fasting to sample the delights of qatayef and despair at the neglect of this fascinating city.
Opposition parties are trying to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning a second term. But opinion polls suggest the Hindu nationalist leader could narrowly win the vote.
On a historic night in Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city elected Lori Lightfoot as mayor. Ms. Lightfoot – who won all 50 wards – will be the first African American woman and the first openly gay person to lead the city. She will be sworn in on May 20.
A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance offences.
[CAF] Etoile du Sahel completed the semis line-up after beating Sudanese side El Hilal 2-1 in a rescheduled quarter-final clash on Tuesday in the Egyptian City of Suez.
[Nation] Football coaches from English Championship team Hull City are expected in Kenya next month to train local coaches in a programme aimed at improving football in African countries.
Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, whose 2017 bid for the presidency was torpedoed by a fake job scandal involving his wife, will face trial over the allegations, a judicial source told AFP
US president promotes conspiracy theory that GCHQ helped spy on his presidential campaign
Parliament leader says senior officials withheld information: 'Somebody is controlling these top intelligence officials'
Scotland should hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said Wednesday, even as she acknowledged that … Click to Continue »
Pentagon confirms some troop withdrawals from Syria — Leaders fret 'chill' in U.S.-Russia relations
[Rwanda Govt] President Kagame arrived in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday to attend the one-day AU Troika Summit convened by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, of the Arab Republic of Egypt and current African Union Chairperson on Libya and Sudan.
New York City shoppers who opt for paper bags would be charged an extra 5 cents under a bill approved by the City Council.
Voting in the second phase of India’s general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Indian officials said the turnout was more than 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took place.
United meet their neighbours at Old Trafford on Wednesday night amid a slump in form